September 13, 2006
Tory Burch, as one admirer noted in the elevator after the designer's spring presentation, wears her own clothes well. The secret to her success is that a lot of other people can tooand not just her fellow uptown girls. Much has been made of the fact that she hired the MisShapes to deejay at her presentation, high above Fifth Avenue. What was the club kids' take on it all? "Tory is dong a great job of bringing uptown and downtown together," said Geordon Nicol, who was wearing a Tory sweater. "Just the fact that she hired us is proof of that." Meanwhile, his partner in crime, Leigh Lezark, was working a silver sequin dress from spring that had not a whiff of Lilly Pulitzer about it.
Burch is hardly a conceptual designer, but today's show had three sections: a black-and-white story; a Turkish tale, featuring prints in bright blues; and an African theme, worked around a brown-and-white print. It wasn't necessary to know this, though, to get the clothesor the accessories for that matter. You could jazz up a sand-colored linen dress with a print hold-all or a shiny patent shopper in black or orange. Or, perhaps, pair a peace sign/Tory "T" logo bikini with metallic thongs, ballet flats, or jazzy wedges. The point of this sure-to-sell collection being that the choice is yours.